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The unveiling.
Well, I suppose I should tell you all what was up with the last two months of posts.

I decided that I write considerably better and more consistently when I have an audience. i wanted to write another book of poetry and post the whole thing online for you guys. The idea was originally to publish the book as a journal with comments and all. Well, as seems to be case with my journal (I'm not upset) I don't get many comments. So, with the advent of "Infonography" I changed the idea around. Now, it'll just be a boring ol' book of poems. :)

You guys just watched the raw creative process. Kudos. Now begins the editing process which is less interesting and really has little place on Live Journal.

My next creative endeavor, already in process, will be different. Clint McCown always said that writers are just that: writers. It's rare that a writer will exclusively write in one medium. I generally prefer poetry, but occasionally pop off a short story or two - or in the case of my senior year a bunch of comicbooks for the easiest credit ever known to mankind. My new project (my vaguenes is intentional) shall be up and going in a few weeks -barring any unforeseen logistical errors.

I remain vague because I need the steam. Much like not telling you that I was writing a book, I actually followed through. What's more, it was easy!! I had no problems writing a poem or two (or three on some days) in a day when you guys weren't expecting it - well sort of really. Thusly, you get to remain in the dark for a while yet whilst the man behind the curtain works. I apologize profusely, such efflence falling thickly of sarcasm (mind you). It's better for my creative process if I can sense your anticipation (please don't kill that illusion ;p).

Thank you to those that read and commented. They helped me keep going. Thanks especially to those of you that directly inspired some of the poems.( lex_of_green, madolan, graye, lady_fox in particular spawned quite a few. Special thanks to lady_fox for not telling anyone else even when she wanted to. :)

Hmm.. seems I've already gotten back into the "long winded" posting category into which I often fall. Ah well. Sucks for all of you!



We now return you to our regularly scheduled blogging.
-ABM

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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feodoric From: feodoric Date: September 23rd, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really really like your link-poems.

That is all.

:)
abmann From: abmann Date: September 23rd, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY!
djtatsu From: djtatsu Date: September 23rd, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
looks forward to this book ^_^
abmann From: abmann Date: September 23rd, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
We shall see if I can get it published. Writing is the easy part...
graye From: graye Date: September 23rd, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I inspired a poem or two?

GODDAMMIT, MAN, DON'T ACTIVATE MY EGO.

Now I'm going to have to spend VALUABLE TIME going over your journal and COMBING it in order to discover what, if anything, related to me.

That sucks, dude. that's just not right.

But I hope you get published; seriously. I won't lie and say I read all your poems (poetry, much of the time, makes me want to punch babies), but I did enjoy the ones I read. And besides, if you're done a book, you're doing better than me.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 23rd, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your pain is my glee, in this matteer any way. :)

Think of it like this: It's an enriching experience.

OR

You only have two months with which to contend. No need to go futher back than July 22nd.
From: graye Date: September 23rd, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have read from the date forward, and my best guess is vaguely political references.

Ego's thirst has not found slake.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 23rd, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
It shan't be slaked, I dare say.
At best, I'll have stolen a line from one of your entries. At worst I was thinking of something you wrote while writing a poem.

In editing, I may be able to point to a poem, if yo'd like. :)
questingfalcon From: questingfalcon Date: September 23rd, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Will, you're an awesome person. The fact that you manage to write so much, on a daily basis, is amazing. You are an inspiration in the art of tapping one's creativity, and being dedicated to one's work. Look forward to reading the entire compliation.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 23rd, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's crazy, no? I'm not really sure where it came from. I think this poetry was the spontaneaous combination of much information coalescing in my brain.

I quote Warren Ellis: "Eventually, you get a critical mass of information. Datum 1 plugs into Datum 3 which connects to Datum 3 and Data 4 and 5 stick to it and you've got a chain reaction. A bunch of stuff knits together and lights up and you've got what's called "an idea"."

That link will take you to the whole piece. He has an Lj.... If you're wondering who he is read this, this, and this.
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